The man was being transferred from one flight to another at the Queens airport's Terminal 4 when he managed to elude officers around 8:30 p.m., officials said.
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A manhunt is reportedly underway for an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainee who escaped custody at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City, according to multiple reports. A spokesman from the Port Authority confirmed news of the escape to Fox News early Wednesday.
The prisoner is described as a "violent deportee", the station reports.
Surveillance video shows the man leaving the airport in a taxi, a law enforcement source said..
U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) agents removed the unidentified man's handcuffs while going through airport security, law enforcement sources told the New York Daily News. He was wearing a purple or black shirt, jeans and sneakers. He is 6-foot-3 and approximately 190 pounds.
He entered the country legally in 2005, but was ordered deported in September 2015 when he violated the terms of his immigration status. "Members of the public should not to attempt to apprehend him and instead immediately contact authorities".